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20 06, 2019

3D Printed Star Trek 3D Chess Pieces

June 20th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Star Trek 3D Chess set with 3D Printed pieces Although current technology is still a few years away from Star Trek's Replicator level, that didn't stop us from 3d printing chess pieces for this Star Trek Tri-Dimensional Chess set. We always have the coolest items to play with at our trade shows!

28 05, 2019

720 Individual 3d printed K’NEX pieces built this cool digger!

May 28th, 2019|3D Printing|

We created this cool K'NEX project for our tradeshow booth display and it was a bit hit! People actually came specifically over to our booth to take pictures and selfies with it to send off to their kids. Made using SLS and nylon12, then post coloured with our own developed process, over 720 individual pieces [...]

8 05, 2019

Touching Customer Review on Son’s 3D Printed Lego Urn

May 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|

16 04, 2019

The ‘Magic’ of SLS (selective laser sintering), Removing the Build

April 16th, 2019|3D Printing, 3D Prototyping, Uncategorized|

Surprisingly, removing the build is actually the exciting part of the SLS 3d printing process! Not watching it as it builds. Most think watching an SLS while building would be the interesting part of of the process, however because of the way the process builds,  there's actually very little to see. Here's a super basic summary [...]

4 04, 2019

Our 3d printed SLS plastic Star Trek TOS communicator -cool right?!

April 4th, 2019|Uncategorized|

From the 'only because we can' category... Our version of Star Trek TOS Communicator 3d printed in SLS nylon Working at a 3d printing company certainly has its privileges! In 2016 I pre-ordered a Star Trek TOS bluetooth communicator as a gift for my husband. Instead of yet again wrapping a piece of [...]

27 03, 2019

3D Printing request UNLIKE ANYTHING in 23 years

March 27th, 2019|3D Printing|

My week started with a phone call and a question as to whether our company could help with a very personalized item. Within one minute, it was shared that this customer wanted a 6” custom Lego brick followed by these words “this will be an urn for my son’s ashes, who recently passed away from [...]

19 03, 2019

5 Common NDA Mistakes (our experiences)

March 19th, 2019|3D Printing, Invention Help, Inventions|

As we are in the 3D Printing business, it's common for us to be asked by new customers to sign an NDA prior to sending their CAD files. Having worked with 3D Prototype Design now in my 17th year I've personally viewed multiple NDA's, have experienced and found a few common mistakes I [...]

11 03, 2019

2.3 Million Gallons of Water pumped through SLS 3D Printed Part

March 11th, 2019|3D Printing, 3D Prototyping, Inventions|

You may have noticed the Zelda pump (3d printed by us with SLS and nylon) on our home page, but I thought I'd bring light to it again as recently our customer let us know that with their last round of testing the pump ran for 2-1/2 days, pumping 2.3 million gallons of water! That's [...]

26 02, 2019

3D Printing Scaled Down Models

February 26th, 2019|3D Printing, Uncategorized|

We often receive questions about 3d printing scaled down models that never happen as contacting us first isn't the right starting point, unless a few things are already taken care of! Watch this quick video and/or visit our Sales Models page to learn more. https://youtu.be/jM0ucRIbPV0  

4 12, 2018

Chanel Mascara 3D Printing Wand – Gimmick or Gold?

December 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|

When we first saw the headline ‘Chanel, the first mascara brush printed on a 3-D Printer’, our minds flooded with questions. - what process did they use? - what part ‘exactly’ did they 3d print? - why did they decide to 3d print instead of traditional manufacturing methods? Chanel's 3D Printed Le Volume Re'volution Mascara [...]